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    Toyota to recall 1,380 cars in China

    Xinhua/UNB . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on December 31, 2019

    Japanese auto maker Toyota will start recalling 1,380 vehicles on January 10, 2020 from the Chinese market, according to China’s market regulator. Filed by Toyota...

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    Without buyer, Air India might be forced to shut down by June 2020: official

    Press Trust of India . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 31, 2019

    Struggling Air India might be forced to shut down by June next year unless it finds a buyer as ‘piecemeal’ arrangements cannot be sustained for...

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    With purifiers and lawsuits, Pakistanis fight back against smog

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 12:00am on December 31, 2019

    For the past few months Hasan Zaidi’s phone has been ringing nonstop with calls from desperate residents in Pakistan hoping to get their hands on...

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    As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

    AP/UNB . North Haven | Updated at 12:00am on December 31, 2019

    Guess who’s getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to...

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    BSTI to conduct drive against sub-standard MS rod makers

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on December 31, 2019

    Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Monday directed the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to conduct drives immediately against illegal and substandard MS...

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    Month-long DITF begins Wednesday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:54pm on December 29, 2019

    The 25th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)-2020 will begin at the ground on the west of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the...

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    German fireworks sales fizzle on climate anxiety

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:54pm on December 28, 2019

    Pyrotechnic-mad Germany loves to see in the New Year with a bang but concerns about climate change have prompted several major retailers to take fireworks...

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    As crisis hits, Lebanese businesses fight for survival

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 11:52pm on December 28, 2019

    After decades of hard work, self-made Lebanese chocolatier Roger Zakhour thought he would finally be able to pass a successful business to his daughter. But...

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    Spotify says will skip political ads in 2020

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:41pm on December 28, 2019

    Online music giant Spotify said on Friday it would suspend political advertising in early 2020, becoming the latest digital giant to act on concerns over...

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    Faster, bigger, pricier: five business records in 2019

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:19pm on December 28, 2019

    The wildest auction prices, the largest fines slapped, the longest flight and the biggest sale… here is a look back at the five new business...